MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State sophomore pitcher Justin Murray was named the Texas Collegiate League DBat Pitcher of the Week after his performance on the mound last week.
Murray, who pitches for the McKinney Marshals, became the second straight Marshals pitcher to be named DBat Pitcher of the Week as he tamed the Coppell Copperheads’ bats, tallying seven strikeouts, one earned run and only four hits in seven strong innings last Tuesday. In two starts this season, Murray is 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 12 strikeouts.
The Manhattan native finished the 2007 season at Kansas State with a 4-3 record and a 5.79 ERA in 51.1 innings. Murray struck out 44 batters in those 51-plus innings and also tallied one save.
Also, Kansas State has sent two players, Ben Hornbeck and Byron Wiley, to the Cape Cod League this summer. Both players are active on the Brewster Whitecaps roster in the prestigious summer league.
Wildcats on Summer League Rosters
Ben Hornbeck – Brewster Whitecaps (Cape Cod)
Byron Wiley – Brewster Whitecaps (Cape Cod)
Trevor Hurley – Colleyville LoneStars (TCL)
Brad Hutt – Hays Larks (Jayhawk League)
Scott Bachman - Junction City Generals (Central Plains)
Paul McCoy - Junction City Generals (Central Plains)
Tyler Ruch – Junction City Generals (Central Plains)
Rob Vaughn - Junction City Generals (Central Plains)
Chase Bayuk - McKinney Marshals (TCL)
Adam Muenster – McKinney Marshals (TCL)
Justin Murray – McKinney Marshals (TCL)
Brett Scott – Topeka Golden Giants
A.J. Morris - Topeka Golden Giants
J.J. Muse - Topeka Golden Giants